The Walker Center, on the campus of Wilkes Community College, will present The Haggard Brothers Tribute to Merle Haggard with special guest Emi Sunshine on Friday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. This performance is sponsored by Wells Fargo.

The sons of Merle Haggard are carrying on their father’s legacy with a tour dedicated to his impact on the country music world. Having toured and played with their father for years, Ben and Noel will join together with Merle’s band for a great evening of memories and music. With the same natural phrasing and richly sonorous voices that one would expect, Ben and Noel add their own fresh takes on Merle’s legendary songs like “Silver Wings,” “Mama Tried,” and “The Fighting Side of Me.”

EmiSunshine has already graced some of the most prestigious stages–from the “Today Show,” to the Grand Ole Opry (over a dozen times) and most recently, “Little Big Shots starring Steve Harvey” last April. Additionally, EmiSunshine stars in and performs three songs in her latest film appearance on “The King,” alongside such celebrities as Roseanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Alec Baldwin and more. The film featured at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and premiered at Cannes Film Festival, where Emi performed.

A limited number of tickets are available for this performance. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Walker Center Box Office at 336-838-6260 or Visit the Walker Center online at or on Facebook.

The John A. Walker Community Center is dedicated to being this region’s primary venue for cultural experiences and to serving as the preferred gathering place for meetings, receptions, conventions, banquets, and parties for our community. The Walker Center and Wilkes Community College are 100% Tobacco-Free.